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Mary Bates GS: Grad school interviewing 101

It's that time of year again: the applications have been reviewed and a lucky few have been invited to attend interview weekends at their prospective grad schools. This is a chance for both the faculty and the potential students to evaluate each other and get a feel for the "fit" between student and ...

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Mary Bates GS: The importance of mentoring

Success in graduate school cannot be accomplished alone. One of the most important relationships you will develop in grad school will be with your mentor, a person whose role goes beyond merely advising to include support, encouragement and guidance.

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Mary Bates GS: Doing time in graduate school

Sometimes, graduate school can feel like a prison sentence — the drudgery of running experiments, being cooped up in a lab or library all day, and the endless questions about when you get out. No matter where one is in his or her graduate career, the question, "When do you plan on finishing your ...

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Mary Bates GS: Should I stay or should I go?

For most of your time in graduate school, there is little time for self-reflection. It is easy to get caught up in the details of completing your degree and forget about the big picture — that is, until you schedule that dissertation defense. Suddenly, the end is in sight and you have a decision ...

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